寄せる

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 5

Verb[edit]

寄せる (transitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana よせる, romaji yoseru)

  1. to approach, to draw near to
  2. to close with (in battle), to make an onslaught on
    also written as せる
    Quotations
    • 1939: そこへ道三様の兵は長良川をこえて一挙に襲せようという計略なのだ。 — Eiji Yoshikawa, Taiko (1990, Kodansha, Tokyo)
      そこへどうさんさまのへいはながらがわをこえていっきょによせようというけいりゃくなのだ。
      soko e dōsan-sama no hei wa nagara-gawa wo koete ikkyo ni yoseyou to iu keiryaku na no da.
      The plan is that at that point Dōsan's soldiers cross the Nagara river and immediately close with the enemy.
  3. to surge
  4. to set aside
  5. to gather
  6. to pine for, to adore

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